Illumination?

by Forthcoming Fire

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Recorded May 1993 at Rock City Music Studios Udenheim

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released September 1, 1993

Lars Wehr: Six stringed screaming
G. Dorn: Basic 4-string
Burn: Digital waves & synthetic oceans
Jay Kay: Soul storming & verbal assaults

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Forthcoming Fire Munich, Germany

Forthcoming Fire started out as a gothic rock band in the early Nineties. Their music has always been a travel for their listeners and a heterogeneous experience that made singer Josef K. and his band stand out. Being on stage with bands like Love Like Blood, Das Ich, Ministry and Atrocity even the toughest metal heads fell in love with the band. ... more

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Track Name: Lovice
Lovice I am with you, I'll stand by your side
I'll always be with you in the dark of the night
It's cold in the dark, you got no place to hide
Lovice I'll be with you, I will stand by your side

Call for the summer, call the stormy sea
Full of desire, call for me

Call for my fire, call for my breath
Feel like a tree waiting for my caress

Wer hat mich um meinen sommer betrogen?
Und wer von euch wirft den ersten Stein, ihr makellos Reinen?
Ihr Unbefleckten, ihr unfehlbaren Richter und seltsame Heilige
Was wisst ihr von meiner Schuld und von der Unschuld
Die mir das Leben aus Leib und Seele gepeitscht
Was wisst ihr von meiner Ehre
Die ich täglich verliere um der Freier 15 Sous
Habt ihr meinen Stolz nicht längst zerbrechen sehn?
Zu euren Füßen, in der Gosse?
Track Name: The World is One
Illuminate the situation
Power, money, world damnation
United wealth of united nations
Another step to doubtful stations
The masters lies, the merchants greed
Rotten fruits of an evil seed
See the circle comes complete
But is it really what we need?
Is it really what we need?

That new fascism needs a pretty face
A pretty language, and a new disguise
See the puppets, they are, oh so nice
So fucking full of shit and lies

The world is one
I pay the price when my time has come
The world is one
we pay the price when the time has come

Illuminate the situation
A global money domination
A total world domination
Another brick to the integration

The world is one
I pay the price when my time has come
The world is one
we pay the price when the time has come

Also it causes all small and great, rich and poor, free and slave to be marked on the right hand or the forehead. so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark. that is the name of the beast or the number of its name this calls for wisdom.

If anyone is to be taken captive
To captivity he goes
If anyone slays with the sword
With the sword he must be slain
Blessed are the dead who die in the lord
Henceforth "blessed indeed"

If anyone slays with the sword
With the sword he must be slain

Money, power, fraud n' lies
The real religion of a master race
Managers of industry
A real SS of economy
Let's talk about humanity
And teach us your insanity

It's getting dark and soon we'll pay
You don't believe in what I say
The Vatican, the CIA
You know about the role they play
Our promised peace will turn to grey
The light of hope will fade away
Track Name: Into The Maze
Into the conspirator's maze
Into a garden full of lies and madness
Lies and sadness
I've seen the decay in your eyes
But still believe "Our sun will rise"
Into the conspirator's spell
Our heaven turns into a hell

Open your eyes, the time is right
Wake up the sleepers in the night of sadness
Night of sadness

They've got the power in their hands
A garden full of poison - plants
Our TVs told us to be free
I can't believe in what I see

Lost in our TV channel's maze
Drowned in a flood of freedom lies and sorrow
Lies and sorrow

In such a cemetery peace
We're lost in sickness and disease

Into the garden of disgrace
Can't see the conspirator's face
Can't see the conspirator's eyes
But everywhere it grows their lies and madness
Lies and sadness
Lies and madness
Lies and sadness

They've got the power in their hands
A garden full of poison plants
Our TVs told us to be free
I can't believe in what I see

Lost in our TV channel's maze
Drowned in a flood of freedom lies and sorrow
Lies and sorrow
Track Name: Der König der letzten Tage
Iesus autem coepit dicere illis videte ne quis vos seducat
multi enim venient in nomine meo dicentes ego sum et multos
seducent cum audieritis autem bella et opiniones bellorum
ne timueritis oportet fieri sed nondum finis.*

Wie von Wahnsinn hört' ich ihn reden
Mit hoch erhobener Hand
Auf der Suche nach neuen Seelen
Durchstreifte er das Land

Und eines Tages hörte man ihn
Auf dem Markt in unserer Stadt
Und das Volk voll Hungers und glühenden Durstes
Es wurde der Worte nicht satt

Dies dumme Volk von Idioten
Es wurde der Worte nicht satt

Der König der letzten Tage
Führt euch in die Schreckensnacht
Und ihr opfert ihm eure Leiber
Die ihr heute so lauthals noch lacht
Und ihr opfert ihm eure Seelen
Und die Feuer sind entfacht
Ja ihr opfert ihm eure Seelen
Und die Feuer sind entfacht
Und die Feuer sind entfacht
Die Feuer sind entfacht

Exsurget enim gens super gentem et regnum super regnum
erunt terraemotus per loca et fames initium dolorum haec.*

Und es brennen die Scheiterhaufen so wild
Und sie küssen des Königs Gewand
Und sie kriechen zu seinen Füßen
Und sie fressen ihm aus der Hand

Pöbel schrei nach Erlösung
Voller Angst und Hass und Wut
Oh ihr armen Idioten im blinden Gehorsam
Ersaufet im eigenen Blut

Diese Nacht währt 1000 Jahre
Und Mars steht in eisernem Rot
Tanz blindes Volk um das goldene Kalb
Tanzet den eigenen Tod

So sehet ihr armen Narren
Vom Blute der Brüder befleckt
Die Sonne aller Geistigkeit
Von schwarzen Wolken bedeckt

Versprich uns den Himmel auf Erden
Und alle Macht der Welt
Die heilige Stadt des Menschen
Im Fürstentum der Welt

Exsurget enim gens super gentem et regnum super regnum
erunt terraemotus per loca et fames initium dolorum haec.*

* quotes from the Bible (Mark 13, 5-8)
Track Name: I Will Walk You Home
I will walk you home tonight
I'm the angel by your side
I will walk you home tonight
With a secret candle-light
Towards your real and only home
How could you think you're all alone?
Just like all roads lead to Rome
Everybody shall find his home
Through the deserts, pleasures, pain
Through the valley dark again

I will walk you home tonight
I will walk you home tonight
I'm the angel by your side
Through the deserts, pleasures, pain
Through the valley dark again

I will walk you home tonight
I'm the angel by your side
I will walk you home tonight
With a secret candle-light
Towards your real and only home
How could you think you're all alone?
Just like all roads lead to Rome
Everybody shall find his home
Through the deserts, pleasures, pain
Through the valley dark again
Track Name: Fairtower (FFM)
White pyramid, shine through the night
Red flashing light, signals of pride

Manhattan, Frankfurt area of greed
Of power corruption and lie
All the crime of our civilization
Look into the fairtower’s eye
So proud you brittle pillar
Carry the city of man
You daughter of illumination
Luxury’s greatest fan

White pyramid, shine through the night
Red flashing light, signals of pride

Merchants eat out of your hand
Dying junkies in a lane
Heart attacks in noble beds
Into your grip we’re all the same
Pyramid of illumination
Send your signals through the night
Welcome the servants of power
In your city of "love 'n light"

White pyramid, shine through the night
Red flashing light, signals of pride

Buy you a little more power
Or buy you somebody to love
Under the great fairtower
Nobody shall starve
Salesman offering weapons
For the gods daily sacrifice
Born to rule the creation
Til the power of money will rise

Deep in the banker’s jungle
Your life has got no worth
You’re just an account number
And wealth is the real king’s force
Misery, business, cheat and despair
Learn to grovel for a little more fame
Between her sheets or the lion’s mouth
Remember we’re all the same

So sell your soul and lose your conscience
Up on the highest floor
Welcome you masters and servants
In the spell of that neon-whore
Track Name: Flames
Flames,
I see flames,
So much orange I've seen in a flaming dream.

Flames, in my soul
Found their way through my eyes,
Don't you realize?

Flames, in my heart
Spoke of things in my mind,
I should try to find.

In my dreams,
I am still dying,
In my soul I am still crying.
In my dreams,
I am still dying

Out - of my mind
Fire I send,
Don't you understand?
Flames of my past,
Seems to sounds like die,
I still hear you cry

In my dreams,
I am still dying,
In my soul I am still crying.
In my dreams,
I am still dying

Flames in my mind,
Seem to call,
Seem to rise and fall.

Out - of my mind
Fire I send,
Don't you understand?

In my dreams,
I am still dying,
In my soul I am still crying.
In my dreams,
I am still dying,
In my soul I am still crying.

Flames,
I see flames,
So much orange I've seen in a flaming dream.

I am still dying,
In my soul I am still crying.
In my dreams,
I am still dying,
In my soul I am still crying.
Track Name: Dark Fraternity
A seed much older than a life needs its time to rise.
This plan needs time to mature with political lies.
Bush is gone, he left the stage, but does it really matter??
Puppets come and puppets go, and Clinton ain't no better.

Snow White Fraternity, lies of milk and honey,
Try to buy the eternity, with all your wealth and money.

'In God We Trust' is what they say,
Which means the god of money.
Dollar notes will straighten your way
Through the land of milk and honey.
Pay your harlots, politicians,
Murder, sex and crime,
The god of money will be with you
Till the end of his time.
Snow White Fraternity, lies of milk and honey,
Try to buy the eternity, with all your wealth and money.

See the pope on the seven hills.
A harlot dressed in white.
Lead your sheeps to the final slaughter,
You doubtful angel of light.
War spectacles for a new world order.
More TVs for the blind.
See all the puppets on government stages
But who are the men behind?

You live in the age of prostitution
And everyone got his price.
We live in the days of a final solution,
We are victims of power and lies.
Snow White the image,
Of the men with the friendly face.
The brotherhood of evil,
Knows how to use a white disguise.

Snow White Fraternity, lies of milk and honey,
Try to buy the eternity, with all your wealth and money.
Track Name: Furor
Entwurzelt, verraten, meine Generation
Verführt und betrogen wie unsere Väter schon.
Die Masken sind anders, die Gesinnung ist gleich,
Die Strategie perfekter und die Schale so weich.
Die Mauern sind gefallen, im Labyrinth.
Wer hat es je bemerkt wie gefangen wir dennoch sind.
Die Grenzen sind gefallen im großen Spiel,
Henker führen euch zur Freiheit,
Die neue Ordnung ist das Ziel.
Siehst du die Fäden, und wer sie zieht,
Wer sind die unsichtbaren, die keiner sieht?
Im hohen Haus der luege das falsche spiel,
Die Staat ist aufgegangen alle luege führt zum ziel.

Illumination - it's not what it seems.
Written on our foreheads, carved in our dreams.
The progress of dying, the progress of death
It takes away my power, my peace and my breath.
Nobody listen and nobody see,
Nobody knows and no one feels like me.
Nobody's able to see all the lies,
Nobody's able to open the eyes.
My lost generation, these ignorant youth.
Nobody really wants to know the truth.

Rechte parolen, linkes Geschwätz,
Schwarz-rote Lügen im gleichen Boot und Netz.
Ich hör die Narren kreischen voller Gier nach Hab und Gut,
Ich seh sie sich zerfleischen, einander in blinder Wut.
Schau wie sie schwitzen um jeden preis,
Für den kleinen Traum von Luxus, die Hirne voller Scheiss.
Aus Schafespelzen, Wolfesgeheul,
Am heiligen Orte die unheilvolle Gräuel.

Ich sah die Kreuze brennen,
Ich hört den Pfarrer schreien,
Ich sah Kirchen brennen,
Ich hört den Papst weinen.
Aber wenn die Kirchen brennen,
Träumt das Volk von Gerechtigkeit
Und von Gleichheit und von Freiheit.
Ich hörte den Bischof fluchen,
Ich sah die Kreuze fallen,
Ich hörte, alle verbluten,
Aber wenn die Kirchen brennen,
Träumt das Volk von Gerechtigkeit
Und von Gleichheit und von Freiheit.
Track Name: Break On Through
You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day
Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side

We chased our pleasures here
Dug our treasures there
But can you still recall
The time we cried
Break on through to the other side

Everybody loves my baby
Everybody loves my baby
She get's high

I found an island in your arms
Country in your eyes
Arms that chain
Eyes that lie
Break on through to the other side

Made the scene
Week to week
Day to day
Hour to hour
The gate is straight
Deep and wide
Break on through to the other side
Track Name: L. A. Woman
Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows

Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light
Or just another lost angel?
City of Night, City of Night,
City of Night, City of Night, woo, c'mon

L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman
L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon
L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon
L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon
Drive through your suburbs
Into your blues, into your blues, yeah
Into your blue-blue Blues
Into your blues, oh, yeah

I see your hair is burnin'
Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you
You know they are a liar
Drivin' down your freeway
Midnight alleys roam
Cops in cars,
The topless bars
Never saw a woman
So alone, so alone
So alone, so alone

Motel, money, murder, madness
Let's change the mood from glad to sadness

Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Got to keep on risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin'
Risin', risin'
Gone risin', risin'
I'm gone risin', risin'
I gotta risin', risin'
Well, risin', risin'
I gotta, wooo, yeah, risin'
Whoa, oh yeah

Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows

Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light
Or just another lost angel?
City of Night, City of Night

L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman
L.A. Woman, you're my woman